Saturday, December 27, 2008

Justin Markowitz pianist, composer in recital Dec 28, 2008

Happy Holiday Season to everyone:
I am happy to announce Justin Markowitz, composer, pianist in recital. Justin's dad sent me the announcement of this performance. Good luck to you and enjoy every note you play!!! Merry Christmas. Eva
Hi All,

I’d like to alert all of you regarding Justin’s Premiere performance this Sunday, December 28th, at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater with the California Chamber Orchestra. Justin was asked to perform/orchestrate one of his original compositions, World of Wonders, for this “Festive Music of the Season” show. How many 17 year olds can say they composed and performed one of their pieces with an orchestra??? And if that’s not exciting enough, Justin will return later in the show for an encore solo piano performance of another original composition entitled, Life Cycle.

I understand Temecula is out of reach for most of you; however it would be fantastic if you could attend.

I’d like to wish all of you a wonderful Holiday Season and New Year filled with love, laughter and great music! Cheers,
Todd Markowitz (proud dad)

Performance Date: 12/28/2008, 2:30 pm
Golden Valley Music Society presents the California Chamber String Quintet, an accomplished group of outstanding professional musicians drawn from throughout Southern California, under the skillful baton of Artistic Director Warren Gref.The program will feature Holiday music from around the world, including Greensleeves, Pizzicato Polka, Corelli’s Concerto Grosso, Auld Lang Syne and more.Featured artists include soprano Jaclyn Johnson and pianist Justin Markowitz.Performance: Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 2:30pmTickets: $25 Adults$20 Seniors$12.50 students over 12$2.50 child 12 and under accompanied by an adult

December 28, 2008
Old Town Temecula Theater42051 Main St.Temecula, CA 92590
Purchase tickets online
Performance time is 2:30 p.m.
The California Chamber Orchestra

Warren Gref, the Society’s artistic director and conductor of the California Chamber Orchestra, has played French horn for many years with the San Diego Symphony, the San Diego Opera and San Diego Chamber Orchestras as well as with a number of other Southern California ensembles. He also conducts and teaches.

A resident of the Golden Valley, Mr. Gref has a long list of musical achievements. He won a GRAMMY in 2005 as part of a chamber music recording group. He has performed under the batons of such internationally acclaimed conductors and composers as Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Esa-Pekka Salonen, John Williams and Zubin Mehta. David Zinman, Murry Sidlin, Michael Stern, Christopher Seaman and Edo de Waart have been his conducting mentors.
Along with producing quality music, both as a player and a conductor, he puts priority on making fine music accessible to a wide audience and to bring live music to school-age children. He is involved in an array of educational offerings, bringing more than a dozen assemblies to valley schools and coaching local young musicians.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Jakarta Post - The Journal of Indonesia Today

The Jakarta Post - The Journal of Indonesia Today: "'I want my recitals to be different, because my point of piano playing is basically speaking a language on piano and sharing my story on piano. I want people to understand the story. It is a kind of magic circulating between the audience and me. We are one together, the piano, audience and I. It is definitely not a traditional piano recital with a black suit.'
For his concert in Jakarta this year, (Adam) Gyorgy plans to play some new improvisations, followed by virtuoso pieces that are almost acrobatic classical repertoires. This, he believes, will attract a younger crowd."

Adam Gyorgy is an extraordinary pianist, the choice of repertoire is unusual: a Liszt Paraphrase and improvisations amongst others. I wish, I could attend. Good luck, as always.